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VC45 Mark Scholefield
BORN 16 April 1828
DIED 15 February 1858 AGE 29
VC Won 5 November 1854 AGE 26
Place VC Won Inkerman, Crimea
War/Campaign Crimean War
Name Mark Scholefield No.
VC Issue No. 45 Awards VC
Regiment Royal Navy (Naval Brigade)
Rank VC Won Seaman
Rank End Of Career Quartermaster & Petty Officer
Place Of Birth London, England
Place Of Death At sea on board the Sloop 'Acorn'
Buried/Location Ashes Presumably at sea
Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 24 February 1857
VC Presented 1857, East India Station
By The Way…
Lord Ashcroft bought the VC in 1998 from Spink, London
VC Held By
The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M
At the Battle of Inkerman, when the Lancaster Battery they were serving, was attacked by a large enemy force, they mounted the parapet. Using their guns and the guns of the wounded, they fended off the attack.